Optical Nanostructures and Advanced Materials for Photovoltaics (PV)

Light, Energy and the Environment Congress

Optical Nanostructures and Advanced Materials for Photovoltaics (PV)

02 - 05 December 2014
Energy Change Institute, Australian National University, Canberra , Australia

PV brings together experts in nanophotonics, materials science and photovoltaics to discuss the latest developments in nanophotonic enhancement and nanostructured materials for the next generation of solar cells.  Nanostructured materials and photonic enhancement schemes offer unprecedented opportunities to control both the optical and electrical properties of next-generation solar cells. This meeting covers all aspects of optical nanostructures for photovoltaic applications, from surface textures and diffraction gratings through to emerging topics such as plasmonic enhancement, nanowires, quantum dots, novel materials and spectral flux management in multi-junction solar cells.

PV Keynote

Martin Green
Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics, School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering, University of New South Wales, Australia, Keynote

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Jiansheng Jie
Soochow University

Program Chair
Alexander Sprafke
Martin-Luther University Halle

Program Chair
Thomas White
Australian National University

Program Chair

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Abstract and Summary Submission 3 September 2014 12:00 EDT
Abstract and Summary Submission 3 September 2014
Advanced Registration 4 November 2014 00:00 EST
Advanced Registration 4 November 2014
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Steven Chu, Stanford University, USA, Plenary

James G. Anderson, Anderson Group, Harvard University, USA, Keynote

Toshihiko Iwasaki, Konica Minolta, Japan, Keynote

Martin Green,  University of South Wales, Australia, Keynote

Roland Winston, University of California Merced, USA, Keynote

Armin Aberle; Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore, Singapore, Invited
Udo Bach; Monash University, Australia, Invited
Reinhardt Carius; Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany, Invited
Ning Dai; Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, Invited
Alexander Freundlich; University of Houston, USA, Invited
Takashi Fukui; Hokkaido University, Japan, Invited
Jr-Hau He; National Taiwan University, Taiwan, Invited
Jung-Yong Lee; KAIST, Korea, Invited
Marina Leite; University of Maryland, USA, Invited
Linbao Luo; Hefei University of Technology, China, Invited
Yoshitaka Okada; University of Tokyo, Japan, Invited
Wounjhang Park; University of Colorado, Boulder, USA, Invited
Hitoshi Sai; AIST, Japan, Invited
Ralf Wehrspohn; Fraunhofer IWM, Germany, Invited

Congress Special Events

Plenary Session
Friday, 5 December
Steven Chu is the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Humanities and Sciences and Professor of Physics and Molecular & Cellular Physiology at Stanford University.  His research program encompasses atomic physics, quantum electronics, energy and energy economics, and biophysics and biomedicine that tests fundamental theories in physics, the development of methods to laser cool and trap atoms, atom interferometry, and the study of polymers and biological systems at the single molecule level.  For his work developing the theory of laser cooling of atoms, he was co-recipient the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1997.  From January 2009 until April 2013, Dr. Chu served as the 12th U.S. Secretary of Energy, being the first scientist to hold a cabinet position.  For more information on the Plenary speaker see the plenary page

Congress Reception
Join your fellow attendees for the Congress Reception. Enjoy delectable fare while networking. The reception is open to committee/presenting author/student and full conference attendees. Conference attendees may purchase extra tickets for their guest.

Joint Poster Sessions
Posters are an integral part of the technical program and offer a unique networking opportunity, where presenters can discuss their results one-to-one with interested parties. Each author is provided with a board on which to display the summary and results of his or her paper.

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